Reprinted from What was Cooking in Martha Washington’s Presidential Mansions? Cooking Throughout American History by Tanya Larkin.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal (yellow or white)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted shortening (butter, margarine or oil)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl: cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk, egg and shortening. Mix together. Pour into a greased, shallow baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve warm with butter, honey or jam.

    Serves 8

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